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Nursing Home Compare now warns consumers about abuse violations

November 21, 2019


CMS on its Nursing Home Compare website has begun indicating when nursing homes have been cited for abuse violations, and while the move has been applauded by consumer advocates, some in the nursing home industry say the alerts are misleading.

CMS says nearly 1.7M have signed up for federal exchange plans

November 21, 2019


CMS on Wednesday announced about 1.67 million people have signed up for federal exchange plans so far during the Affordable Care Act's current open enrollment period, down 13% when compared with the first three weeks of last year's open enrollment period.

Becoming a 'parent, for a parent': The unique challenges millennial Alzheimer's caregivers encounter

November 21, 2019


An increasing number of millennials are caring for parents with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, and these younger caregivers face unique challenges along the way.

Colorado has a final state public option plan (but hospitals aren't on board)

November 21, 2019


Colorado officials on Friday released their final proposal for a state public health insurance option, but the Colorado Hospital Association is raising concerns.

CRISPR is effectively treating blood diseases, new data shows

November 21, 2019


Two patients with different blood diseases who were treated with CRISPR in the summer are showing significant improvements, according to new data released Tuesday.

House approves stopgap bill to fund federal government, delay Medicaid payment cuts

November 20, 2019


The House on Tuesday voted 231-192 to approve a stopgap spending bill that would fund the federal government through Dec. 20, extend funding for certain health care programs, and delay $4 billion in planned cuts to Medicaid disproportionate-share hospital payments.

How much does your 'free' flu shot actually cost?

November 20, 2019


While patients with health insurance receive the influenza shot at no cost to them, the common health care service serves as an example of how opaqueness in health care pricing can cost patients in the long run, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis.

Trump's visit to Walter Reed was for routine, preventive care, doctor says

November 20, 2019


The White House on Monday released a statement saying President Trump's visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday was for "regular, primary preventive care," after observers had speculated that Trump visited the center for emergency treatment.

Inside the latest—and 'most drastic'—proposal to curb Rx drug prices

November 20, 2019


Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who are competing for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, on Friday introduced a bill that would establish a new federal agency to regulate prescription drug prices.

10 years, $2.1B: Inside Stanford's Apple-inspired new hospital

November 20, 2019


Stanford Health Care on Sunday opened a new $2.1 billion facility that is using Apple as inspiration.

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